It\'s always something these days

My son, Foodie just phoned, and I could tell in his voice he was concerned. Not for himself, but for the residents at the Care facility he works at. (He is a Dietician) Apparently 6 elderly have tested positive for Covid19. Will it ever end? They said residents are over 80. He has had contact with them so he won\’t be coming around for a couple of weeks or until this calms down. It really sucks when all my adult kids (except Char) work either in nursing or a care/medical facility. How did they get it? He didn\’t have time for the details – but I\’m thinking it must have been an unsuspecting employee. Just so sad – So far the county only has 1 in intensive care and 2 others in the hospital. We\’ve had 11 deaths. 

This news, bums me out – right when I am excited to get out and about, it makes me pause once again – PLUS we are smoked in, with unhealthy air due to all the fires. Last night I walked outside and the air was heavy and I started coughing. Today I won\’t go out unless I am wearing my smoke mask – R-95. I keep seeing my elderly neighbors out walking – they are wearing just the regular masks which offer no protection whatsoever. If you even mention anything having to do with \”masks\” – people get belligerent even if you are trying to help or make a suggestion. 

What little sun that is shining through the smoke-filled skies is orange. Everything has an orangy tinge to it. It\’s eerie. 


In the last few weeks, I have noticed a rash – and bumps. A rash on my lower arms that look like transparent water blistered. I have dry red patches on my legs. WELCOME TO OLD AGE – where every month something changes. The bumps on my legs don\’t hurt but I am a \”picker.\” I can\’t stand having any bumps or anything on my skin. That is why I pick. I wonder if there is a phobia name for that? 

I am old school – I try to treat myself before running out to a doctor. – Yesterday my left arm actually itched so bad it hurt. I pulled out the calamine lotion. It helped. I took 1 Tylenol. It seemed to help. This morning I took dead-sea salts and used that all over my body. I could feel the sting – for me, no pain no gain. I still have the itchy rash on my legs and my arm but it does feel better today.  Probably I should at least, go and see what is up. I\’m not a spring chicken anymore, and maybe they can give me a good cream or something. I want it to go AWAY. 

6 thoughts on “It\'s always something these days

  1. Anonymous September 5, 2020 / 8:31 pm

    This virus will never end. It might slow down but it will be like the flu Might even have its own season like the flu does. Terrible fires going on on California. Hope you get relief from the rash soon!Betty


  2. Anonymous September 6, 2020 / 10:28 am

    You're so right, it is always something or at least that's the way it seems to me. I also have a rash, on my chest. I've had it before, so have lotion that helps. It must be awful to live in an area with no fresh air about. I hope you have distractions inside to take your mind off what's going on outside. Much bloggy love. 💖


  3. Anonymous September 6, 2020 / 11:35 pm

    I want to return to having a normal body that doesn't shake all over from head to foot, I often feels like it is one thing after another


  4. Anonymous September 8, 2020 / 6:43 pm

    You're right. It's something we have to learn to live with


  5. Anonymous September 8, 2020 / 6:44 pm

    There is always stuff to do inside.


  6. Anonymous September 8, 2020 / 6:45 pm

    I wish that for you, too Jo-Anne.


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